Date- Monday, January 27th, 2020
Time- 9:00am - 10:30am
Locations- Juniper Room - Pendleton IMESD; Joseph Building Conference Room, La Grande IMESD; or your own computer
*Attend via Zoom Meeting from Pendleton, La Grande or anywhere your laptop has internet access*
Join us for an introduction to Echoes & Reflections and teaching the Holocaust. "Teaching the Holocaust" is more than teaching history. The Holocaust is a human story, and we use it as an opportunity to teach about the dangers of prejudice, racism and antisemitism. It is an opportunity to teach about the importance of the choices students make in their everyday lives, and to consider the fact that one person can make a difference in standing up to hate and injustice. It gives us the ability to discuss how precious democracy is and to explore the freedoms we take for granted.
Echoes & Reflections empowers middle and high school educators to teach the Holocaust with confidence. Our resources include dynamic lesson plans and rich classroom materials: primary source documents, photographs, art, poetry, literature and testimonies by survivors, liberators and rescuers. Our professional development provides the background educators need to breathe life into these resources. All of this is provided at zero cost.
As you'll see if you look around on the website, Echoes & Reflections has empowered over 60,000 educators, 98% of whom would recommend it to their colleagues. Echoes is a product of three leaders in education: Yad Vashem (the World Holocaust Remembrance Center), the ADL and the USC Shoah Foundation. Join us!
***Pendleton SD Employees- please contact Matt Yoshioka to learn more about engaging with this training***